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03-20-2013, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TimeForAnOilChange View Post
Even though CBJ won tonight and are "tied" for 8th, everybody around them has 1 or 2 games in hand, which means they will be behind again once everybody catches up in games played, and even though they have given themselves a chance, its slim to none for them. And thats with them going 7-0-4 in their last 11.

And lets not kid ourselves, there is only 1 spot up for grabs, the rest arent within reach, detroit is the next closest and they are 5 points up on us, so if we dont beat SJ tomorrow, it will come down to dallas and sj imo. Phx and CBJ still need a bunch of help, and so do we (as we saw tonight and pretty much every night going forward, we are all scoreboard watching, which means we need help EVERY night, which is what i was trying to say earlier). A lot of things have to go our way for us to get in....A LOT. Its not as easy as you guys are trying to make it out to be.

Anyways, i'm done arguing about this, we obviously agree to disagree.
My point earlier in the thread was that if the Oilers win tomorrow, they won't need help down the stretch. They'll have caught up and it will simply come down to who has the best record the last 20 games or so. When you say the Oilers will need help, that implies that they'll not only have to win more games than everyone else, but that other teams will also have to lose an irregular number of games.

If the Oilers win tomorrow, their fate is completely in their own hands, they no longer need to rely on teams to lose to make up ground.

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